This discussion / excercise is inteneded mainly for our Sola Fide brothers.
So please be courtious and allow them to respond.
For the sake of discussion and as an exercise in conveying meaning, Please answer the title question WITHOUT using the term “Faith”.
In other words, we must use terms that describe what we mean by the term “faith” without actually using the term.
Faith – The oft-used term for how we are saved is removed from the vocabulary of this exercise
I am hoping to accomplish a couple of things here.
- See what people understand and wish ot convey when they use the term faith, and what they understand when they hear “faith” in the sense of salvation
- Get a better understanding about how people view the various components that make up a “saving faith”. (Such and such comprise faith) and/or (this and that are evidence of faith)
Please do not use ‘cut and paste” answers. I’d much prefer if you would answer in your own words. Naturally Bible references are most welcome and indeed encouraged.
As I am seeking greater understanding, I will try to restrict my responses to asking further questions.